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Eula Smith



Eula Pearl Smith went home to be with the Lord on November 28, 2013 at Riverview Manor in Selah, WA. She was 97 years young. Eula was born April 6, 1916 in Stockton, MO, to Elmer and Allie Floyd. She came to the Yakima Valley in the 1930's, where she met and married William A. (Shorty) Smith. They moved to California where they made a living playing and singing music. They became owners and operators of a successful business at Bridge House, California. They returned to Yakima in 1959 and then in 1962, moved to Goldendale, WA. Eula was the manager of American Legion Post 116 in Goldendale until retirement in 1980. She took pride in her work and lived her life with grace, dignity, and class.

She is survived by her sons Leslie (Sharon) of Yakima, WA. Leroy (Dianne) of Mary Hill, WA, numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Eula was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Hazel Cranfill and Mildred Folk, husband Shorty, daughters Belva Queen, Irene Webley, son Elmer Smith and

granddaughter Purley Head. At her request no services will be held.

"Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free

I'm following the path God laid for me

I took His hand when I heard Him call

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day

To laugh, to love, to work or play

Tasks left undone must stay that way

I found that peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void

Then fill it with remembered joy

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss

Ah yes, these things I too will miss

Be not burdened with times of sorrow

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life's been full, I savored much,

Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief

Don't lengthen it now with undue grief

Lift up your heart and share with me

God wanted me now, He set me free."


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